Bryan McNatt, P.E.
Mr. McNatt is experienced in a wide variety of mechanical systems including robotics, aerospace components and consumer products. His expertise includes composite analysis, gear transmissions and injection-molded component design. He has extensive mechanical design and finite element analysis experience.
2001 - Present
Principal Engineer, MRD Engineering LLC
As the principal engineer for MRD, Mr. McNatt has engaged in a variety of projects that have included engineering analysis, mechanical design and product development from initial concept to production.
Mr. McNatt has provided project management services for many of these projects and has supervised and directed the work of other engineers and technical personnel in the completion of these projects.
2012 - 2012
Adjunct Faculty - Instructor/Lecturer
For a brief period, Mr. McNatt taught an undergraduate Computer Aided Engineering course at the University of North Texas. He welcomes and enjoys such opportunities to mentor future engineers.
2000 - 2001
Product Development Engineer, Optical Switch Corporation (OSC)
While with OSC, Mr. McNatt helped to bring an advanced fiber optic network switch out of the laboratory and into production. His duties included mechanical design, computer simulation and analysis, laboratory verification and production support.
1997 - 2000
Lead Mechanical Engineer, Vari-Lite, Inc.
During his tenure with Vari-Lite, a manufacturer of robotic lighting and controls, Mr. McNatt developed mechanical motion hardware (bearings, gears, belts & pulleys) for a line of low-cost, architectural luminaires.
1994 - 1997
Mechanical Engineer, Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)
Mr. McNatt began his professional career with TI's Defense Systems group where he supported production of the Paveway III laser guided bomb. He later worked in TI's Digital Light Processing (DLP) group where he helped develop and qualify automated manufacturing equipment for use in TI's DLP chip fab. The nano-scale mechanical details of the DLP chip presented demanding requirements on the equipment and controls that Mr. McNatt helped implement.
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas (Austin), 1993
Research Assistant, UT Robotics Research Group, Dr. Delbert Tesar chairman
Thesis: The Design of an Advanced Actuator Transmission for a Modular Robotic Manipulator
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), 1991
Professional Licenses & Memberships
US 6113252 - “Architectural Luminaires”
US D414888 - “Adjustable Compact Luminaire”